Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Marcus Gazovsky
(Mendele)

 

G. was born circa 1874 in Chernobyl, Ukraine. From his early youth he had a desire for music. He traveled with the quartet of the Schwartz brothers.

At the age of nineteen he came to London and here sang in the synagogue. The manager Rubinstein took him into the troupe to perform in singing roles., and since then G. has acted for about twenty years in London, also traveling to South Africa together with the Wallersteins. He also acted in Argentina with Morris Axelrad and very often in Paris. In the summer of 1914 G. acted in Iasi with Aschkenazy. In wartime G. was as a naturalized Englishman interned for two years in Germany, and after returning to England, he performed there again on the stage.

On 10 October 1926 G. came down with a long illness and passed away in London. He came to his eternal rest in the Eastham Cemetery.


M. E. from his wife.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 251.
 

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